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Langston Hughes

(1902—1967) American writer

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Hughes, Langston

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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2006
Subject:
Literature, Children's literature studies
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634 words
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(1902–1967), prolific African American poet, novelist, autobiographer, playwright, and author of children's books, informational books, and librettos for ...

Hughes, [James] Langston

Hughes, [James] Langston (1902–67)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to American Literature (6 ed.)

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Literature
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327 words

(1902–67), ...

Missouri-born major figure of the Harlem Renaissance, had a nomadic life in the U.S. and Europe

Hughes, Langston

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The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature

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Current Version:
2002
Subject:
Literature
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1,739 words

Born in 1902 in Joplin, Missouri, Langston Hughes grew up mainly in Lawrence, Kansas, but also lived in Illinois, Ohio, ...

Hughes, Langston

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
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4,538 words

Langston Hughes was a poet, playwright, novelist, anthologist, and newspaper columnist, as well as being the first African American successful ...

Hughes, Langston

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Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present

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2009
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History, Regional and National History
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2,583 words
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(b. 1 February 1902; d. 22 May 1967), ...

poet, novelist, short-story writer, essayist,

Hughes, [James Mercer] Langston

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The Oxford Companion to the American Musical

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Performing arts, Music
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315 words

(1902–1967). ...

Stage lyricist and writer. One of the very few American theatre lyricists who is also considered

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World Encyclopedia

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
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46 words

US poet and leading figure of the Harlem renaissance. His debut volume was The Weary Blues (1926). ...

Hughes, Langston

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Lewis Turco

The Oxford Companion to Modern Poetry (2 ed.)

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2013

A native of Joplin, Missouri, but grew up in various places in the American Midwest and in Mexico, where he ...

Hughes, [James Mercer] Langston

Hughes, [James Mercer] Langston (1 Feb. 1902)   Reference library

The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

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2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
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456 words

(b. Joplin, Mo., 1 Feb. 1902; d. New York, 22 May 1967) ...

Story writer, editor, playwright

Hughes, Langston

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Tanya Agathocleous

The Oxford Companion to United States History

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2004
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History, Regional and National History
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317 words
(1902–1967), African American writer. ... Born in Joplin, Missouri, and educated at Columbia and Lincoln universities, Langston Hughes established himself as a writer with ... ... More
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The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English

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2005

(1902–67), ...

African-American writer, born in Joplin, Missouri, educated at Columbia and Lincoln Universities. Hughes was an important figure in the ...

Hughes, [James] Langston

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The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature

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Current Version:
2002
Subject:
Literature
Length:
396 words

major figure of the Harlem Renaissance, had a nomadic life in the U.S. and Europe until he began his prolific literary career with ...

Hughes, Langston

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The Companion to Theatre and Performance

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
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154 words
(1902–67) ... *African-American writer, considered the poetic voice of the Harlem Renaissance. His play Mulatto (1935), the story of the white patriarch and the long-suffering ... More
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Barbara Lewis

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
156 words
(1902–67) ... African-American writer, considered the poetic voice of the Harlem Renaissance. His play Mulatto (1935), the story of the white patriarch and the long-suffering ... More
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Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Music
Length:
696 words

b. James Langston Hughes, 1 February 1902, Joplin, Missouri, USA, d. 22 May 1967, New York City, New York, USA. ...

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